and official narratives in short, terse pithy aphorisms!
and official narratives in short, terse pithy aphorisms!
The Gnostic tradition seems to predate the historical narrative of Jesus well into antiquity. Some schools point towards Egypt as its origin and some clues point towards India and the Vedas. This post will delve into the connections between gnostic thought and *Hinduism.
From my research, it’s accurate to suggest that the earliest writers of the Vedas understood the malevolent nature of our existence. Whether this insight into the archons and the demiurge was in itself Christian Gnostic is something that is not known as far as I can tell as the Vedas don’t focus overtly on the idea of a demiurge. There are schools of Vedic thought like DVAITA Vedanta which point to a dualist metaphysics similar to Christian Gnostic thinking. From a Christian perspective, this really shouldn’t be all that controversial as even normative views on Satan say that he controls the WHOLE earth.
It’s thought that Shiva within the Indian tradition was angry with **Brahma for creating a universe that was evil. But this was Maya, the veil of illusion, similar to the creation by the demiurge in gnostic thought. The Pleroma and Brahma are really beyond the knowledge of humans and exist in a transcendental dimension not easily accessed by anyone–let alone humans. Just a note that I don’t necessarily share that bloggers view on who and what Lucifer is especially in the context of the myth of The Garden Of Eden…If we look at the symbol of Yaldabaoth we see it’s depicted as a Lion-Headed Serpent–this is indicative of the dual nature of the false Christ (lion) with a serpent body: Lucifer. So they are one and the same and the whole story is manipulation. But again, all religion is speculative metaphysics and to my knowledge, there is NO ONE on earth today who can **demonstrate any particular claim; in fact, this absence of ANY supernatural evidence today renders Jesus as nothing more than a Socrates arguing philosophy.
I see a similarity between Shiva and Shakti and Kristos and Sophia in that there is in reality, a divine dance of male/female principles within existence–this is also hinted at within Taoism. It’s said Shiva and Shakti coalesce within the anatomy of the kundalini mythology; that is to say that Kristos and Sophia operate in these dimensions via a ‘spiritual science’ (yet to be verified or understood by science), yet; possibly, is the doorway to other dimensions of reality blocked by Maya, The Archons, and the Demiurge.
If this view were true then I would see this place as a consciousness entertainment center and it would also allude to a type of non-dual Gnosticism; a paradox to be sure, but somewhat coherent nevertheless. This isn’t to say that the archons aren’t evil; it’s just implying that evil has a greater purpose and it kind of makes sense of sayings by the Kristos to not resist evil ( otherwise the sayings are nonsensical).
We can see in Hinduism the idea that it’s ignorance that keeps one bound to Maya and we see the same idea in Gnostic thought (along with Buddhism but that’s another post) in that most believers are deluded into believing in a false construct created by the demiurge. It’s not clear, however, that Christian gnostics would accept the same nondual inevitability hinted at in Hinduism as Gnosticism is frustratingly vague about the ultimate condition of GNOSIS as far as any metaphysical postulate or end game. I’ve run across those who believe that this dimension of Maya is an owned and permanent residence of the demiurge and its archons and that the Plemora respects this boundary–this would be a somewhat different view than the Advaita school of Hindu nonduality.
I haven’t found any direct writings pertaining to Israel and the Jewish people in Indian writings. One would think that such important players (actors) in this cosmic drama would have at least been mentioned specifically in the Vedas, but it doesn’t appear to be so. This would argue, to my thinking, that Christian Gnosticism is distinct from Hinduism as Gnostic writings clearly talk about the main antagonists within this narrative. Please, note: this isn’t to say that the Jewish people are evil; but rather, if true, according to Kristos from the Gnostic perspective–they were called blind–or the blind leading the blind.
NOTE* I’m using the term Hinduism here generically as I wouldn’t argue against the notion that there is no such thing as Hindu religion. I’m simply not into somewhat trivial semantics when greater points are at stake. A clarification on what I mean here: there are religious philosophies written in works called the Vedas…If one wants to categorize these writings as Hinduism then I have no quarrel with it per se…
NOTE** I’m equating Brahma here with the unknown God of the gnostic pleroma and such an equivocation could certainly be incorrect if Brahma itself is another iteration of the demiurge upon this earth. I was also asked recently what the Hindu equivalent to the Demiurge is and the best fit is Indra, I think…Although some would suggest the Buddhist Mara fits, too.
This is a tad sloppy but it gets some points across about why I reject enlightenment religions.
Miles Mathis says it better than I do but I wholeheartedly share his views on the Vedas…
And more from Miles HERE on the Vedas although you have to enlighten yourself about the BS Tartarian psyop going on today before you get to his points on India.
Please don’t get upset with me for posting this here as it from The Story Of Adam and Eve. Make of it what you will!
When the accursed serpent saw Adam and Eve, it swelled its head, stood on its tail, and with eyes blood-red, did as if it would kill them.
It made straight for Eve and ran after her; while Adam standing by, wept because he had no stick in his hand30 wherewith to smite the serpent, and knew not how to put [it] to death.
But with a heart burning for Eve, Adam approached the serpent, and held it by the tail; when it turned towards him and said unto him:–
“Adam, because of thee and of Eve, I am slippery, and go upon my belly.” Then by reason of its great strength, it threw down Adam and Eve and pressed upon them, as if it would kill them.
But God sent an angel who threw the serpent away from them and raised them up.
Then the Word of God came to the serpent, and said unto it, “In the first instance I made thee glib and made thee to go upon thy belly, but I did not deprive thee of speech.
“Now, however, be thou dumb; and speak no more, thou and thy race31 because in the first place, has the ruin My creatures happened through thee, and now thou wishest to kill them.”*
Then the serpent was struck dumb, and spake no more.
And a wind came to blow from heaven by the command of God, that carried away the serpent from Adam and Eve, threw it on the seashore, and it landed in India.
I’ve added my Riffvlog on Is Yoga Evil?
NOTE**: if I were to make a claim that I could shoot 4 consecutive rounds of 59 in golf should you believe me? NO! In fact, you would be foolish to believe me! What any rational person should do is ask me to DEMONSTRATE my claim! This is wisdom, but when it comes to religious supernaturalism, anyone and everyone make claims about almost everything (most of the time contradictory ideas about existence) and NO ONE thinks it’s wise to ask any given person to demonstrate their claim!
THIS IS WHY WHEN I TALK ABOUT RELIGIOUS METAPHYSICS I FRAME IT AS SPECULATION…
2021: Brahma The Demiurge
2022: A link to my Judaism Is Egyptian Spirituality blog that is relevant here. I mention in it that the religion of the pharaoh kings (Kemetism) is pretty well identical to that of the Brahmins. Consider this:
While the physical body belongs to sensible creation, the spiritual elements originate from on high, from the intelligible sphere of cosmic intelligence. When released from the physical, the Ba and Akh (generally, the psyche and pneuma) return to their spiritual originator. A point to be made here is that this special nature of humankind does not come from the demiurge, but from the highest theogonic levels of the
Creator.39 The special nature of humankind is thus a key element in the rise of later Gnostic sects, for in itself it anticipates the contradiction of higher and lower originations. One has to agree with Iverson in his assessment of this split in terms of its later impact upon philosophy:
THE EGYPTIAN FOUNDATIONS OF GNOSTIC THOUGHT
Daniel Richard McBride
So we see the roots of Christian Gnosticism in Egypt with the concession that PTAH (Brahma) did not create spirit but rather the physical universe!